Professor John Loughhead is Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
He was previously Executive Director of the UK Energy Research Centre and prior to that Corporate Vice President of the ALSTOM group. John is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and chair of its Engineering Policy Committee.
John’s professional career has been predominantly in industrial research and development for the electronics and electrical power industries, including advanced, high power industrial gas turbines, new energy conversion systems, spacecraft thermal management, electrical and materials development for electricity generation and transmission equipment.
He is Past-President of the UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor of Engineering at Cardiff University and Fellow of Queen Mary University of London.